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, sunday night it o'clock on -- at 8:00. >> president obama talked about the deal reached by congress, and what needs to be done to address the deficit. house ways and means committee called for changes to the tax code. >> hi, everybody. over the past two years i have trouble the country. i told you if i was -- traveled the country. for the first time in two decades, we raised taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans will preventing a middle-class tax hike could have thrown our economy back into the recession. under this law, more than 98% of americans and 90% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up one dime. we major that millions of families will continue to receive tax credits to help raise children and son to college. companies will continue -- send dthem t them to college. 2 million americans will continue to receive unemployment benefits. all of this was one step in a broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. we still need to do more to put americans back to work, while putting this country on a path to pay down its debt. our economy cannot aff
cliff. first, president obama calling on congress to avert middle- class tax cuts followed by republicans responding later the same day. then from new year's day, debate over the fiscal cliff and house of representatives. later, the president talking about the fiscal cliff agreement from the white house briefing room. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can afford right now is to pay an extra $2,000 in tax
and reaction concerning the fiscal clef negotiations beginning with president obama. >> the big discussion that i remember was what is richard nixon going to do? >> he was scared to death. this was like a time bomb. it is a disaster if it gets out. >> he said john dean has brought me a list of 50 names. he wants a full field investigation and that is an unpleasant thing to happen. >> it was shortly after the farewell speech. al haig called me and he said we forgot one thing, we forgot a resignation letter. >> i said i would be glad to read it. >> he said you don't get it. you need to write it. >> i thought the best way was not for me as an historian, was for the players, the key people from that era to tell the story themselves. i thought the best way to do this was to start a video oral history program that involve the the nixon players but also players and the watergate drama from the left and right and have them tell the story and use portions of that story in the museum to lead visitors understand the complexity of the constitutional drama about a former head of the nixon presidential
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